recycled school chair end table

by John Preus $550.00

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Inspired by the complex relationship between humans and the objects they surround themselves with, designer and builder John Preus created this industrial side table using found objects in Chicago. Each cubed design is individually crafted from warmly weathered shop scraps and broken chairs from closed Chicago public schools, creating an environmental work of art that reflects the passage of time and specific moments of our own material history. A melamine tabletop completes the table, giving it a sleek look perfect for displaying a set of potted plants, framed photos, or a stack of your nighttime reads. Handmade in Chicago.

Due to the nature of the reclaimed material, we are providing the following warning with each end table, as required by law:

WARNING: This product may contain one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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reclaimed wood, reclaimed metal, reclaimed plastic
Approx.: 14" cubed
Care: clean with a damp cloth, occasionally dust with furniture polish if desired.
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John Preus

John Preus' work as a designer, builder, and artist explores the complex relationship between humans and the objects they surround themselves with, specifically the transfer of value between things and humans. Preus imagines his work as "articulating social relations in material form." He has roughly 16 years of building and designing experience including a 2-year apprenticeship with award-winning furniture-maker John Nesset, and stints in various cabinet shops and carpentry crews. He developed and managed the fabrication shop for Chicago artist Theaster Gates, from 2011 to 2013, producing a series of successful exhibitions and spaces, most notably the Dorchester Projects, 12 Ballads for Huguenot House in Kassel, Germany for Documenta 13, and An Epitaph for Civil Rights and Other Domesticated Structures, at Kavi Gupta gallery in Chicago. collection

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